The latest figures confirmed that the UK’s (R) coronavirus proliferation number is now at 1.6.
The R number is now between 1.3 and 1.6 – up from 1.2 to 1.5 last week, according to SAGE.
It is the lowest in the east of England – between 1.0 and 1.3.
Domestic mixing is currently banned across the Northeast, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan pushing tighter restrictions in the capital.
Reproduction rate in a country or region refers to the average number of people per person Corona Virus Goes on to infect.
So an R number between 1.3 and 1.6 means that on average every 10 people are with Covid-19 In the United Kingdom it affects between 13 and 16 other people.
If the reproduction rate is higher than one, this means that the number of cases will increase dramatically.
But if the R is less than one, the disease will eventually fade away because not enough new people are infected to sustain an outbreak.
The latest data also revealed that the number of new coronavirus cases in the UK is increasing by between 5% and 9% daily.
The new numbers today represent the transmission of the infection over the past few weeks instead of the current snapshot, due to the delay between catching someone, developing symptoms, and needing healthcare.
“This week’s estimates are reliable, and there is widespread growth of the epidemic across the country,” SAGE said on its website.
This comes after the publication of a report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicating that the recent sharp rise in cases in England is as well ‘The stages have ended’.
New cases in England were around 8,400 cases per day for the week of September 24 – down from around 9,600 cases per day over the previous week, according to ONS data.
“There is some limited evidence that the infection rate may stabilize following the sharp increases during the months of August and September,” the agency said.
“But the broad periods of credibility mean it is too early to say,” she added.
The ONS report only covers people who have tested positive outside hospitals and care homes.
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